Expedia launches travel package that provides access to hotel discounts

Press Release

Today Expedia announced the launch of the Add-On Advantage, the newest way for travellers to save time and money on travel. A new study commissioned by Expedia found that, for the majority of Canadians, the most time-consuming part of planning a trip is finding the best price on transport and accommodations (75 per cent). The Expedia Add-On Advantage aims to give that time back to travellers by providing access to hotel discounts up to 50 per cent off. Travellers simply book a flight, car or package on Expedia.ca and return any time before the trip starts to book a discounted hotel.

According to survey results, an overwhelming number of Canadians (80 per cent) feel that getting a great deal was of high importance for each and every holiday they booked, and are twice as likely to spend time researching travel (86 per cent) each month than planning ahead for retirement (45 per cent).  Expedia wants to make finding a deal and peace of mind easier.

“Packages are still a great way to save, but we recognize it isn’t always the easiest or most convenient way for travellers to book,” says Aaron Price, senior vice-president of global marketing at Expedia. “The launch of the Add-On Advantage is yet another example of how we are listening to our travellers and helping to bring their next trip within reach.”

Results Summary

  • Over 80 per cent of Canadians from the Atlantic provinces spend the majority of their vacation planning time looking for the best deal.
  • Over 30 per cent of Canadians spend more than ten hours researching a vacation.
  • Almost half of respondents (45 per cent) indicated they didn’t want to rush booking a trip due to the level of importance and consideration needed.
  • Nearly half of Quebecers (47 per cent) indicated they spend most of their time reading travel reviews.
  • Twenty-five per cent of Quebecers spend time looking for inspiration on social media — the highest group within Canada.
  • After finding a deal, 56 per cent of Albertans will likely tell their friends and family about their exciting discovery.

For more details on how to maximize savings with the Add-On Advantage, please visit the Brand Expedia Canada Travel Blog and the info page.

About Expedia

Expedia is one of the world’s largest full-service travel sites, helping millions of travellers per month easily plan and book travel. Expedia aims to provide the latest technology and widest selection of top vacation destinations, affordable airfare, hotel deals, car rentals, destination weddings, cruise deals and in-destination activities, attractions, services and travel apps. 2018 Expedia, Inc. All rights reserved. Expedia and the Airplane logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Expedia, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the property of their respective owners. Visit our web site https://www.expedia.ca or use our mobile app to book cheap flights, hotels, and packages.

SOURCE Expedia.ca

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